Albritton’s support in DeSoto County grows with endorsement of Bryan Beswick,
Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board member.
The Ben Albritton Campaign today announced the endorsement of Bryan Beswick, Secretary of the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). Beswick is the grove manager of Premier Citrus Management LLC. Albritton is seeking the District 26 seat in the Florida Senate, currently held by Denise Grimsley, who is running for Commissioner of Agriculture.
“Ben Albritton is clearly the best choice to represent us in the Florida Senate,” said Beswick. “He understands our agricultural community and how important it is to make sure Florida has a regulatory framework that supports growers and all entrepreneurs. He has proven himself as an effective and conservative legislator with integrity, and I’m proud to support him.”
A Polk County native, Beswick has more than 20 years of experience in the citrus industry. He has held leadership roles in the DeSoto County Farm Bureau and Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association. He was appointed to the SWFWMD’s Governing Board in 2013 and was reappointed in 2016 and 2017, with his current term expiring in 2020. He was previously a member of the board from 2008 to 2012.
“I’m honored to have Bryan Beswick on our team,” said Albritton. “I really appreciate his endorsement of our campaign, and I look forward to working with him and other DeSoto County leaders to make sure our area has the kind of strong leadership we need in Tallahassee.”
In 2010, Albritton was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he has been a staunch advocate for entrepreneurs and children in Florida’s foster care system. He is also known for his strong conservative record on Second Amendment rights and protection for the unborn.
Albritton is the Chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and also serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Government Accountability Committee. House Speaker Richard Corcoran recently appointed him to the Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Polk County Legislative Delegation.
A full list of those endorsing Albritton may be found at BenAlbritton.com.